IRVING (CBSDFW.COM) – North Texas father Yaser Abdel Said has been added to the FBI’s “Ten Most Wanted Fugitives” list.
On New Year’s Day 2008, Said, a local taxi driver, took his daughters, 18-year-old Amina and 17-year-old Sarah for a ride in his cab. The man told the girls he was taking them to get something to eat, but drove to Irving and allegedly killed them both. The bodies were found inside the cab. The girls died of multiple gunshot wounds.
A Capital Murder arrest warrant was issued for Said one day later, but the now 57-year-old fled and has been on the run ever since.
While Irving police have said the motive for the murders is unclear, it’s believed Said was upset by his daughters’ teenage behavior and relationships.
“This homicide is particularly disturbing because the one person whom Amina and Sarah Said should have been able to look to for protection is the very person who we believe took their lives,” said Irving Police Chief Larry Boyd. “Yaser Said has been on the run since he committed this heinous act, but we will not give up on our quest to bring him in.”
Over the last seven years, the case has been featured on CBS 11 News and on national media programs.
Said may seek shelter in U.S. Egyptian-affiliated communities or abroad. He is believed to have ties in North Texas, the New York City area, Virginia, Canada and Egypt. He frequents Denny’s and IHOP restaurants; smokes Marlboro Lights 100s cigarettes; and loves dogs, especially tan-and black-colored German Shepherds.
Said stands 6’2”, weighs around 180 pounds, and has a medium complexion. He has brown eyes and black hair. But authorities say his physical features may vary in order to conceal his identity.
Said is considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Yaser Abdel Said is asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI. Click here to submit a tip online. A reward of up to $100,000 will be given to anyone providing information that leads directly to his arrest.
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